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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Inspired by our team’s passion for racing, Grand-Am™ is an American Pale Ale worthy of the “Racer” family. True to our roots, this sessionable yet assertive ale balances both classic and new American hop varieties with a distinct malt backbone. Start your engines…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Cask at Rubicon for Sacramento Beer Week. Pours hazy orange gld with a creamy white head. Rich citrus/stone fruit aroma. Medium body almost. Flavor is citrus/peach. Lovely stuff. Smooth finish of hop over caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
On tap at Beer Republic during SF Beer Week, what a week! Pours copper with gold edges and near white head. The aroma has modest levels of spicy hops, a touch of citrus and then some floral at the aromatic periphery. The taste is nice and crisp and fresh with spicy hops and then it gets sort of floral with bittering floral hops and then a light amount of floral flavor hops. Yummers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - APR 29, 2012
Draft at pony with Linh. Pours an orange body with soapy white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus fruit, bitter lemon, and light pine. Mouthfeel is fresh and nicely carbonated with notes of pine, grapefruit, and light citrus lemon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2012
On tap at Meridian Pint. Pours a hazy orange with some creamy head. Very inviting nose, citrus, orange, grapefruit, juicy, a little resinous, some light honey. Spicy flavor, green garlic, chive, pine, light soap, grapefruit zest, lime. Full, refreshing, zesty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On tap at The Sixgill. Golden pour, smallish head. Great balance on the nose, heavy citrus and just a bit hop forward. Hops shine even a bit more in the flavor -- malts patiently wait their turn, then slide through before a bitter after. Crisp, clean, and yet quite flavorful. Maybe a little skunky on the back end -- but this is really nice. Like it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1753) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at Oblivion Taproom in Orlando. Pours a golden copper with an off white head and aroma of hops and grapefruit. Taste is hoppy, lots of grapefruit, citrus, and resin with a hoppy, bitter finish. Goes down easy and nice tasty bitter APA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from Mari’s. Best by November 2014. Pours hazt orange with a medium sized white head, strong retention. Gorgeous looking beer. The aroma has huge tropical fruit, light citrus, some pine notes in the distance. The taste has a nice dry bitterness that fades quickly to a grainy, juicy grapefruit juice, light pineapple. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1472) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a very nice golden orange with a two finger off white head that lingers for a while and fades to excellent lacing. Aroma is of earth citrus, pine resin, bready malts, light sweet malts, and light caramel. Taste is of citrus (grapefruit and orange), pine, bready biscuit malts, sweet malts, and some light caramel malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, well balanced pale ale, and drinkable pale ale that is pretty sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2151) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
This is a really nice APA. The pour was light gold in color but with a minimal off-white head. The head left some nice lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was balanced, with some caramel, earth, grass, light grapefruit and yeast. The body and flavors were delicious, with notes of spicy and floral hops, a touch of sweet malt and some yeast and fruit. This is definitely one of the better American-style pale ales available right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Hazy copperish golden with a thin foamy head. Lovely pale ale aroma driven by semisweet pale malt and a touch of golden toast, with a smack of grassy and orange rind hoppy notes. Crisp hoppy flavor with orange zest, just the right amount of citric bitterness, a dash of lemon grass, and maybe some pine, with a sturdy pale malt body and a whisper of marmalade.

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